Welcome !

We invite you to attend the 17th European Conference on Reading in Mons, Belgium, July 31 > August 3, 2011.

The theme of the Conference, Literacy and Diversity, refers to literacy as an expression of diversity, the expression of diversity in literacy, the diversity of cultures, languages, theories, methods and practices which thrive in the field… It is also a reference to the European Union motto : United in diversity.

Languages of the conference

The working languages of the Conference are English and French. Presentations in any European language are welcome. Non-English speaking presenters may provide to their audience an English version of their handout or an English Powerpoint to facilitate communication.

Conference venue

The venue is University of Mons, Belgium.

Because of the presence of SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) 6 kilometres from Mons, transport options are excellent. Mons is just one hour by direct train shuttle from Brussels National Airport, or by TGV (fast speed train) from Paris, and 50 min. by regional train from Charleroi Brussels-South Airport.



  • July 2009 First Announcement
  • May 2010 Second Announcement / Proposal Form
  • November 15, 2010 Deadline for submission of proposals
  • January 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance
  • April 30, 2011 Deadline for early registration

Mons 2011


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